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With Cyanogen dead, Google’s control over Android is tighter than ever

It wasn’t too long ago when Cyanogen announced its plan to destroy Android. Back in 2015, Kirt McMaster, then the CEO of the company behind the fledgling fork CyanogenMod, declared in no uncertain terms that Google was the enemy. McMaster told Forbes that Cyanogen’s intention was to put “a bullet through Google’s head.” But as McMaster would soon find out, ... Read More »

Gionee F106 clears TENAA with quad-core CPU, 8MP camera

Gionee Android A new Gionee smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. The Gionee F106, the TENAA listing reveals, is powered by an SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 4.99-inch HD display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB, and is further expandable via a microSD card slot. The device features an 8MP rear ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 said to come with 8GB RAM, UFS 2.1 storage tipped as well

According to a new rumor out of China, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with 8GB of RAM, up from the 6GB figure we’ve been hearing so far. The rumor came in the form of a Weibo post from a tipster who is said to have a decent record when it comes to Samsung related leaks. The rumor notes that ... Read More »

8 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

So you’ve got a new PC. Awesome! That humble metal box is the key to a wide world of potential. It can help you with everything from juggling your finances to keeping in touch with Grandma to blowing off some steam on, uh, Steam. But a new PC isn’t like a new car; you can’t just turn a key and ... Read More »

BMW introduces 740Li in India with a price tag of Rs 1.26 crore

BMW India has discreetly added a new variant to the 7 Series line-up. The flagship saloon now gets a smaller petrol engine in the 740Li trim and is priced at Rs 1.26 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The 7 Series portfolio now includes two petrol and one diesel engine in India. Powering the 740Li is a 3.0-litre twin turbo straight-six petrol engine ... Read More »

Steam’s massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

Here’s a short poem I just wrote about Valve boss Gabe Newell. Tell me what you think: “His eyes, how they twinkled; his dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was big and lustrous and contained thousands of ... Read More »

HTC 10 gets a new firmware update with optimizations and patches

The HTC 10 flagship has already got the Nougat treatment a month ago, but it’s now time for yet another update. As of today, HTC is seeding a new firmware version over the air, which turned out quite hefty at 610MB. Despite the big file size, the change log is quite the opposite – just the latest security patches, and ... Read More »

LG launches new G Pad III 10.1 tablet with octa-core CPU, 5MP front camera

Shortly after being leaked by the usually reliable tipster @evleaks, LG has launched the LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE tablet. As clear from the device’s name, it sports a 10.1-inch screen. Display resolution is 1920×1200, and the tablet also offers support for LTE. The new G Pad III 10.1 is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor, comes in ... Read More »

LG partners up with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to develop foldable display panels

We’re slowly but steadily heading towards foldable smartphones and Samsung might be the pioneer in the field. It won’t be alone, though, that’s for sure, as LG Display is developing foldable OLED panels itself, with some heavyweight device manufacturers joining its team. A report out of South Korea states that LG’s Display subsidiary has partnered up with Apple, Google, and ... Read More »

Ferrari to celebrate 50 years in Japan with the specially built J50

A Ferrari starting with a J on its badge is as rare as finding a bone-stock Toyota Supra. But here we have the Ferrari J50 – 10 cars built to celebrate 50 years of the prancing horse’s arrival in the land of the rising sun – Japan. Built by the Ferrari Special Operations, it is almost impossible to tell that ... Read More »